f250 front diff housing

Submitted: Monday, May 25, 2009 at 07:44
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After 7weeks and 8500kms we have come to grief thanks to some cattle sleeping on the Old Strzelecki track last tuesday 122km sth of innaminka.
We were only doing 50kmh just enjoying the countryside and cresting a dune about 1.5mts high, on the other side half a dozen cattle resting and we had to go bush and clipped a small tree with the right front and broke the uni joint and cracked the diff housing,some minor panel damage and aircon pipe and drivers side wind deflector,but we are fine.

After unhitching and getting the 4wd out we towed out the van, cable tied up the front axle in place and limped downed to Pt Augusta arriving late wednesday.

The local ford dealer has been great,has even given us a free car to get around, but we need a NEW front diff housing and we have feelers out in Qld ,NSW,WA,VIC,SA through all the major aftermarket dealers and through Ford but as yet no bites.

Before we place an order to ship one out from the USA ,

Does anyone have any other ideas.

We dont want a second hand diff housing and will wait the 6 weeks for the USA delivery if we have to, as our insurance company is footing the bill.

2004 XLT RN
Part No. 2C23010BA
Bill of Material label No DANA 3C3D300IDE60F76592 3.73


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Reply By: Turist - Monday, May 25, 2009 at 17:55

Monday, May 25, 2009 at 17:55
I can’t help you with a diff but I can give you some information.
When seeking a replacement “Black Box” for a warranty repair for my (previous) F250 the dealer gave me a rundown on the Ford systems.

All Ford genuine parts sold by dealers are imported via the Ford system. If the dealer imports parts directly they are at risk of losing the franchise.

All imported parts are logged on a computer system that details which dealer they were shipped to.

It took only 24 hrs to locate a computer module for me in a dealership in WA.
There were only 2 imported into Au at the time (2003) , one was fitted to a vehicle, one was in the WA dealers store because the job they ordered it for was misdiagnosed.

So if the Ford parts system can not locate one in Australia I would suggest that none are available.


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Follow Up By: Doug and Kim - Monday, May 25, 2009 at 18:36

Monday, May 25, 2009 at 18:36
thanks for the info ,i know about the franchise problem, but we will keep trying
one way around it is if one is available here in australia I will pay for it and ship it to them so it avoids the above problem
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Reply By: NIK `N` OFF - Monday, May 25, 2009 at 18:38

Monday, May 25, 2009 at 18:38
Bugger !

As Bob has written, If Ford don't have any listed on their computer i'd doubt that they have any in Australia. You could try Rocket Sports in Vic & F Trucks in WA but i'd be more inclined to contact

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Or any of the major Effy suppliers in the States, our friends had a gearbox built on a Tuesday and flown to WA and arrived on Friday [ it did then take 2 weeks for the Aust transport system to deliver it 1200klms]

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Reply By: Noosa Fox - Monday, May 25, 2009 at 20:01

Monday, May 25, 2009 at 20:01

Wouldn't it be a lot cheaper to put in an Insurance accident claim and have the Insurance Company source the parts and pay hire car and accomodation costs etc.

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Follow Up By: Doug and Kim - Monday, May 25, 2009 at 20:13

Monday, May 25, 2009 at 20:13
have done the claim ,ford have given us a free car ,cant get a suitable tow vehicle for the BT otherwise we would go and come back when the 4wd is fixed
Just trying to shorten the 6weeks wait time
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Follow Up By: Mobi Condo - Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 04:22

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 04:22
Yes! Suitable tow vehicle for hire!
We have that problem at work.
Aust Govt Pool vehicles are leased on $$'s to suit budgets! NOT for the work we are required to do!
If any one has any idea of how to source a hire car to tow a 3500kg van PLEASE let me in on the secret!
Hertz put a huge 2500Kg tow bar on the Models which by ADR's are rated for 3500Kg and so even the preferred provider is out of action there!
Sorry - I'll slink back into my cave now!
Cheers - Ian & Sally
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Reply By: Turist - Monday, May 25, 2009 at 21:20

Monday, May 25, 2009 at 21:20
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